EMDR is an acronym for
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It is an
innovative clinical treatment that has successfully
helped over a million individuals who have survived
trauma, including sexual abuse, domestic violence,
combat, crime, and those suffering from a number of
other complaints including depressions, addictions,
phobias and a variety of self-esteem issues.
EMDR is a complex method of psychotherapy that
integrates many of the successful elements of a range of
therapeutic approaches in combination with eye movements
or other forms of rhythmical stimulation in ways that
stimulate the brainís information processing system.
With EMDR therapy it is unnecessary to delve into
decades-old psychological material, but rather, by
activating the information-processing system of the
brain, people can achieve their therapeutic goals at a
rapid rate, with recognizable changes that donít
disappear over time.
The major significance of EMDR is that it allows the
brain to heal its psychological problems at the same
rate as the rest of the body is healing its physical
ailments. Because EMDR allows minds and body to heal at
the same rate, it is effectively making time irrelevant
in therapy. Given its wide application, EMDR promises to
be the therapy of the future.